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“Been Here Twice -- Haven't Tasted Anything Bad Yet!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ganbei

Ganbei
5580 Sunset BLVD, Lexington, SC 29072
+1 803-808-1618
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Ranked #8 of 171 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Asian fusion
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West Columbia, SC
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34 restaurant reviews
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“Been Here Twice -- Haven't Tasted Anything Bad Yet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I have driven by Ganbei for 2 years without trying it. Now I am kicking myself for not going in sooner! The outside is very non-descript, but the inside is stunning! Modern, upscale, but still warm and inviting. This is a Japanese "Teppen" Style steak house, but they don't cook it in front of you. My wife LOVES the teriyaki chicken. Sweet and tasty. I got the filet mignon -- MELTED IN MY MOUTH. most meals come with salad and soup. I liked the ginger salad dressing. Sushi is tasty. Tempura shrimp appetizer was excellent. Come here with a date. Come with friends. I cannot believe more people do not know about this excellent restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
SC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Come here for great sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We feel its the best sushi in the Midlands. Love the service and the owner always around to make sure you are happy with what you ordered.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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43 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Stimulating decor and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The decor is "different" in a good way for Lexington, SC. The server, very helpful in our selections. I had purchased a "Groupon" and was very satisfied with the selection. Appetizer: Kobe beef, Salad , pretty standard for Japanese restaurant. We also selected the "Ganbei" roll, delicious, and the sesame chicken, average. We got "happy hour" drinks and pricing was great. Will definitely return soon.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A Wonderful Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I met with a group of High School friends for an impromptu "reunion" here and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Appetizers and sushi were outstanding. Service was also prompt and friendly!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, South Carolina
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“If you don't go.... Then it means a table for ME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

The best sushi in all of the midlands! A bit more than others but you get what you pay for! The ambiance is also great. It is a perfect date night spot.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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